Four rescued from sinking yacht in Poole

  • 4 July 2013
  • From the section Dorset

Four people had to be rescued off the Dorset coast after the yacht they were in began to sink.

The crew in Poole Harbour sent a Mayday to coastguards just after 19:00 BST after the 38ft Ketch rapidly started to take on water.

Poole's inshore lifeboat crew were able to stem the intake caused by a broken pipe and towed the vessel to Holes Bay.

Helmsman Glen Mallen said: "When there is any sign of water ingress it is best to raise the alarm and ask for help."

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